WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1: St George’s town crier David Frith scooped the best-dressed award during this year’s twinning visit to the UK.
Mr Frith was presented with a plaque by judges in the Devonshire town of Dartmouth where criers from across the country gathered to compete against each other.
He and St George’s Mayor Kenneth Bascome also travelled to Lyme Regis to take part in the Somers Day Parade as part of the annual twinning trip.
Mr Frith told the Bermuda Sun: “It was an excellent trip and we enjoyed absolutely glorious weather. I was very proud to be awarded the prize for the best dressed crier. But a lot of credit should go to my seamstress Liz Campbell who created the outfit in 2007 and which included a hand painted dragon on the back. It was the first time I had worn this particular outfit for some time.”
Mr Bascome described the trip as one of the most successful twinning visits in many years.
He added: “There must have been more than 5,000 people who came out to the Somers Day Parade in Lyme Regis. And that helped to expose Bermuda to more potential visitors than ever before.”